As I have mentioned in a previous article Black Friday shopping is not my thing. Then again shopping anytime of the year is not my thing.
In college I worked way too many crazy Black Friday mornings to ever want to get up in the wee morning hours for a deal that may save me a few dollars.
I tend to avoid going to stores during the holiday season unless it is an absolute necessity. My necessities include groceries.
Now you may be asking yourself how I can possibly get any holiday shopping done at all.
Well, I am glad you asked.
I love the idea of shopping online and having it sent straight to my house. I get all the shopping in without all the crowds.
I may pay shipping costs, but in the end I keep my sanity. I for one LOVE my sanity.
If I go out and shop I like to shop local. These shops put money back into our economy and help keep our quaint communities in business.
A friend told me she went shopping Thanksgiving night in Huntington and it was quite the scary experience.
She went to one store at the mall where they were only letting people in two at a time. Apparently the store was trying to keep down on it being extremely crowded.
She told me there were more than two in the store, but as two would leave two more would only be allowed to enter.
It used to be stores were closed on Thanksgiving so families could spend time with each other not inhale food and then run out to be mauled like bears over savings.
Over the weekend I read an article where someone was shot at a Walmart in Reno, Nevada on Thanksgiving evening over a parking space. No deal is worth this.
Please be careful out there, have patience and take time to enjoy this holiday season.
Heather Kinder is a reporter for the Coal Valley News. She can be contacted at 304-369-1165 ext. 1661, email@example.com or on Twitter @CVN_hkinder